The Square to the south of the Stadium
Created by Yaacov Agam, an Israeli artist and world-famous representative figure in Art Cinétique, the artwork Peace Inspiration—Multidimensional Visual Communication (Peaceful Communication for the World) is installed on the square to the south of the Stadium. Master Yaacov Agam truly created a significant symbol for the stadium and the games: participation in this event means experiencing the inspiration elicited from the unexpected process of the games and the athletes’ struggles against the time limitation. Time itself is unpredictable and intangible; it signifies the energy of life.
The Square on Zhonghai Road
Whether driving by Jhonghai Road, or getting off at the MRT World Games Station of R 17 Line and walking in the direction of the road, you will certainly be attracted by Flame at the east entrance, the artwork contrasting with the stadium building in color. This “Landmark Tower—Flame” was created by the architect Toyo Ito, and in order to reflect the construction spirit of the stadium, the work, made of six steel tubes and plates of the same material as the roof truss, extends upwards to the heavens in the spiral shape. The “vigor” and “beauty” are fabulously presented with its beautiful curves varying from different viewing angles. At dusk, its reflections on the Crescent Pond in the south and the eco pond in the east are even more amazing.
The Interior Space of the Stadium & Spectator Stand
The track and soccer stadium has a 400-meter track. It is the first sports stadium that has earned International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Class 1 Certificate, and it also conforms to the requirements established by Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). The stadium can seat around 40,000 and reserved seats of the temporary grandstand, a total of 55,000, in order to host more international competitions in the future.
The Square by the Tail Airfoil
The National Stadium features an open space planning, conveying a cordial feeling in warmly welcoming all visitors. Also thanks to its openness, the stadium is harmoniously integrated within its encircling environment. The spiral continuum adopted in the construction of the National Stadium is a rarity among the finished architectural cases worldwide. Formed with a three-dimensional curved surface, the stadium perfectly links the overall space and the building structure, as well as conveys the vibrancy characterizing it.
The National Stadium is not only a venue for sport competitions, but it is also an urban park with a well-designed landscaping surrounding the stadium building. The multi-layered planted bio woodlands to the north and southeast sides of the stadium were developed, covering an area of 12600 sq. meters in total. In the vacancies materials are piled up to create a variety of habitats and a vine slope to offer a proper environment for diverse tiny creatures.